Kilparrin is committed to supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of all students. An important part of this commitment is the Kilparrin Health Support Policy.
Kilparrin facilities are purpose-built to accommodate the needs of students with sensory (vision and/or hearing) and additional disabilities, some of whom may have high health and personal care needs.
Parents/carers retain primary responsibility for their child’s health care. This includes responsibility for providing accurate, up-to-date, relevant information for staff regarding routine and emergency health care needs.
Where possible students will be supported to develop safe, self-management of their health and personal care needs. This will occur with respect for their developmental age and health status.
All Kilparrin students have a Health Support Folder.
Health Support Folders contain the following (as required);
Families are encouraged to give medication outside of school hours. Any medication that is prescribed or bought over-the-counter, including nappy creams and/or powders, requires a Medication Authority and associated care instructions to administer the medication.
Medication sent to school must;
Some students have complex and invasive health care needs that involve procedures that are not routinely expected of educational personnel. These circumstances require the involvement of the Women and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) Access Assistant Program who plan and provide complex and invasive health care support.
Health Support Information for Families